The Rockford Files: Season 6, Episode 4

Only Rock 'n' Roll Will Never Die: Part 1 (19 Oct. 1979)

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Jim senses something is out of tune while looking into the disappearance of a rock star's producer.



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Episode credited cast:
Joseph 'Rocky' Rockford (as Noah Beery)
Kristoffer Tabori ...
Tim Richie
Whitney Cox
George Loros ...
Eddie Lo Presti
Lenny Baker ...
Ronny Martz
Stanley Brock ...
Bernie Seldon
Diane Bjornstrom
Jean-Paul Vignon ...
Alain Florio (as Jean Paul Vignon)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Carney ...
Mitchell Robinson
Alan Chappuis ...
Honore Florio
Jerry Ito
Jack Garner ...


Jim senses something is out of tune while looking into the disappearance of a rock star's producer.

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The Mark of Loros
23 September 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

There's a lot of good things in this episode, but for me the performance of the highly touted George Loros as Jim's love sick friend Eddie just weighs down the whole show. And typically for season six of the series, a idea that might have made a good episode gets stretched into a two parter that only kills the pace and adds unnecessary filler.

This time Rockford gets involved in the music business when he's hired by his ex-con friend Eddie to find a missing person for rock giant Tim Ritchie (Kristoffer Tabori--director Don Siegel's son!). The object of Eddie's puppy love is music journalist Whitney (Marcia Strassman, fresh from her role as Mrs. Kotter on "Welcome Back, Kotter"). Jim gets a chance to resurrect his "Jimmy Jo Meeker" character as he tries to get information from a Korean country western singer, Marcia gets to make a remark about her old co-star John Travolta, and we get to see the next to last appearance on film of Lenny Baker as Richie's manager, Ronny Martz. Baker made one final appearance on "Taxi" before dying of cancer at the age of 37.

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